3rd Shift Material Handler

Date: Aug 1, 2019

Location: Holland, MI, US, 49424

Tennant Company is a recognized leader of the cleaning industry. Since 1870 we have been passionate about developing innovative and sustainable solutions that help our customers clean more spaces more effectively, addressing indoor and outdoor cleaning challenges. Our products include equipment for maintaining surfaces in industrial, commercial and outdoor environments; detergent-free and other sustainable cleaning technologies; cleaning tools and supplies; and coatings for protecting, repairing and upgrading surfaces. With more than $1B in revenue, Tennant Company operates in three geographic business units including the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific. Join the company committed to empowering our customers to create a cleaner, safer and healthier world with high-performance cleaning solutions that minimize waste, reduce costs, improve safety and further sustainability goals.


Transfers materials within the facility using various material handling equipment and computer transactions.



  • Picks and puts away parts in warehouse and line locations for replenishment, STO’s, UPS, and kanbans.
  • Confirms finished goods and delivers them to the dock.
  • Executes inventory transactions and physical inventory counts.
  • Reports and transfers manufacturing scrap using established processes.
  • Works toward improved inventory accuracy throughout the facility.
  • Responds to requests from manufacturing.
  • Assists receiving area as needed; loads and/or unloads trucks.
  • Maintains and improves housekeeping in warehouse and line storage areas.
  • Identifies problems and/or reasons for errors and recommends resolutions.
  • Performs more complex troubleshooting and focuses on continuous improvement of Material Handling processes.
  • Maintains equipment in good operating order, follows power industrial equipment guidelines and completed start-of-shift inspection checklist.
  • Proficient performance in at least three areas of the functional are.
  • Mentors and trains entry-level Material Handlers within their scope of responsibility.
  • Ability to problem-solve.
  • Ability to concentrate on tasks, make decisions and work calmly and effectively in a high-pressure, deadline oriented environment.
  • Willingness to be flexible with time and adjust to a changing work environment.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships, both internally and externally, while maintaining a client service orientation.
  • Ability to use sound judgment and discretion in dealing with highly confidential information.
  • Consistent attendance.
  • Ability to take direction and accept supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, organize and accurately prioritize work, be detail-oriented, understand when urgency is required and use good judgment in varied situations.



  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • 2-4 years related experience and/or training
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos
  • Ability to write simple correspondence
  • Ability to effectively present information in on-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to compute rate, ration, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs
  • Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations
  • Must be self-directed, able to work independently and in a group environment.
  • Ability to perform inventory transactions through use of a computer system. 
  • Some knowledge of computer functions such as email, word processing, and spreadsheets. 
  • Experience using SAP preferred but not required.



  • Must regularly lift and/or moved up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move 40 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  • Regularly required to stand, use hands to grip, handle or feel objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms
  • Frequently required to walk, talk and hear
  • The employee must be able to obtain and maintain a valid license to operate fork lifts of various types.


  • Routinely and regularly works near moving mechanical parts
  • Occasionally exposed to non-toxic fumes
  • Moderate noise level
  • Must be able to wear safety glasses, safety shoes at all times.


Let us introduce you to Tennant Company. We’re everywhere. In your sports clubs, shopping malls, office buildings, parking lots. We make things that make things look like new. We bring new cleaning ideas to market. There is new dirt every day and our machines clean it up. With manufacturing operations and sales, service and support functions across globe, your journey at Tennant can take you places you never expected. If you want to get your hands dirty on a project, step up with your own ideas, or maybe even explore talents you never knew you had, Tennant Company is a place where that can happen. Because at Tennant, we like to think like new. Begin your journey with us. Let's reinvent how the world cleans.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Tennant Company is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made on the basis of individual skill, ability, reliability, productivity, and other factors important to performance. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other basis protected by state or federal law or local ordinance.


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